Early bulb-mania...starts first with these garlic bulblets that I got for free from the local garden center. I've never planted garlic this size before, so I have no idea what they are gonna do.......but I do have a good tool for the job! This is a cast-aluminum garden dibble, and I'm pretty sure I got it from High Country Gardens a few years ago. I really love using this thing, and as you can see, it's made really well. I always thought this would make for a good C.S.I. episode..."Death by Dibble"....heh....but I digress. Anyhow, I've always heard that roses love garlic, so I planted these all around my rugosa roses. Since I got these for free, and planted them quickly and kind of hap-hazardly, I anticipate they will grow like crazy!
Also planted recently are these foxtail lilies from Van Bourgondien . The first one I planted was bigger than this, but I forgot to get a picture...kinda looks like a big tarantula. They looked pretty nice, so I hope they grow well. I'd always wanted some of these, so I'm excited to see what they'll do.
I planted them along the fence here, since they are tall. I'd also read that they don't like to be disturbed once planted, so two are to the left of the trellis, and one to the right. I put some pound-in plastic edging behind it all first, because the bunnies and chipmunks zoom under this fence like a freeway. Done for now....is it spring yet?